- Published on Tuesday, 01 May 2012 10:51
On Wednesday, the UN Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay, issued a statement in which she placed Israel as one of the countries who have conducted the worst human rights abuses in the world.
In the statement issued, Pillay placed Israel amongst countries such as Belarus, Zimbabwe, Egypt, Ethiopia and Venezuela, as countries that have the worst records of human rights.
Pillay spefically targetted the Israeli regime for the restrictions that they put on outside funding bodies and Non Governmental Organizations, stating:
“In Israel, the recently adopted Foreign Funding Law could have a major impact on human rights organizations, subjecting them to rigorous reporting requirements, forcing them to declare foreign financial support in all public communications, and threatening heavy penalties for non-compliance,”said Navi Pillay.
According to Haaretz, Israeli's foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman instructed the Israeli mission to the United Nations in Geneva, to cut all ties with the Human Rights Commission after member countries in the Human Rights Council voted to establish an international commission of inquiry on the West Bank settlements.